Howard could very well wind up being the 2019-20 preseason National Player of the Year pick by Matt Norlander @MattNorlander Apr 12, 2019 at 12:51 pm ET • 1 min read USATSI Credit to Markus Howard for zagging.While seemingly a new college basketball player -- every hour -- is announcing their intention to declare for the NBA Draft and/or merely test out that process, Marquette's superstar announced on Friday that he will forego all the flirting and stay put in college. Howard, who will be the leading returning scorer in the sport next season, posted this to Twitter:Howard's return will almost certainly lock Marquette into preseason top-10 status in every major college basketball ranking/poll. Howard should see teammates Joey Hauser and Sam Hauser back in the fold, in addition to Theo John, Ed Morrow and Sacar Anim. Marquette's coming off a 24-10 season and should be better next season.Howard, a CBS Sports Second Team All-American (see all … [Read more...] about Marquette’s Markus Howard bypasses NBA Draft, setting high expectations for Golden Eagles next season
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The Redskins coach rejects the idea of a rebuild, probably because he wouldn't survive one by Sean Wagner-McGough @seanjwagner Apr 7, 2019 at 11:04 am ET • 3 min read By most measures, the Washington Redskins are not a good football team (or organization). They're coming off their second straight seven-win season. They haven't made the playoffs since 2015. They haven't won 10 games since 2012. Their quarterback is facing a devastating knee injury. And they aren't bad enough to be picking high enough in the draft to guarantee themselves a shot at one of the best quarterbacks in the draft. Despite all of this, Redskins coach Jay Gruden is apparently not willing to embrace the concept of a rebuild. He wants to win right now, even if the Redskins are forced to start a rookie quarterback immediately. "There is no developmental process here," Gruden said, per ESPN. "This is not Triple-A baseball; we're [not] trying to develop a pitcher here. We're … [Read more...] about Jay Gruden sets high expectations if Redskins draft a QB: ‘Landon Collins did not come here to be good in 2034’
By Greg Dudek | April 1, 2019 at 5:45 am First-year BC High coach Marcus Craigwell inherits a wealth of talent at his new command post. It also comes with extremely high expectations. BC High had a breakthrough season a year ago culminating in a dominant postseason run in which it outscored its opponents, 81-23, en route to the program’s first Division 1 state championship. And while the Eagles suffered key losses to graduation, they retained plenty of top-tier talent as they set out on a title defense. Aidan Carroll, Chi Chi Price and Carter Rice lead a powerful offense, while Holy Cross commit Martin Folan and Nolan Collins take charge of the defense. There’s no shortage of challengers for the crown in Div. 1 South, starting with BC High’s Catholic Conference rival Xaverian. Behind a vast amount of experience and firepower, including Michigan-bound Dylan Gardner and Wesleyan-bound Sam Jean along with Trevor Carroll and Andrew Perry, the Hawks can matchup with … [Read more...] about Boys lacrosse preview: High expectations for BC
Over the last two weeks of spring training, the Phillies turn their prep work to get ready for the regular season into overdrive. We'll do the same thing here at PhillyVoice. As the March 28 season opener against the Braves approaches, we'll break down everything you need to know to get ready for one of the most anticipated Phillies seasons ever. Let's take a look at the manager and coaching staff... MLB managers are a little underestimated. They have an enormous impact on what happens on the field of play over the course of a 162 game season. While they aren't on the sideline calling plays like an NFL head coach or coordinator, or drawing up plays in the huddle like an NBA head coach, MLB managers set a lot in motion and make tons of key decisions. Last season, Gabe Kapler made his debut as Phillies' skipper to mixed reviews. Some said he over-managed. Some said he relied too much on analytics. And others said he let his locker room get away from him a bit. In 2019, with a … [Read more...] about Phillies season preview: Can Gabe Kapler deal with 2019’s high expectations?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Sports Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Sports | Tiger Woods Opens Season With High Expectations and a Solid Start Supported by ByRandy Youngman Jan. 24, 2019 SAN DIEGO — A year ago, Tiger Woods was ranked No. 647 in the world when he arrived at Torrey Pines Golf Course. He was coming off career-threatening spinal-fusion surgery, had not won on tour in his past five years and was happy just to be playing after another long layoff. The operation to fuse two vertebrae in his lower back, he said earlier this week, was “the last-ditch effort to give me quality of life” even if it did not allow him to compete at the highest level of professional golf again. That’s why he had low expectations heading into 2018 and said he was “pleased” to make the cut and finish tied for 23rd at the Farmers Insurance Open. A year later, … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods Opens Season With High Expectations and a Solid Start